On the morning of Monday, February 17, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Elio Di Rupo, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Didier Reynders, arrived in Berlin, Germany for a one-day official visit.
Upon their arrival at Schloss Bellevue the reigning couple were warmly welcomed by the President of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck, and his longtime companion, Ms. Daniela Schadt. After the official welcoming ceremony and the inspection of the guards President Gauck ushered Their Majesties into Schloss Bellevue where they signed the guest book and posed for the media.
In the afternoon, Their Majesties visited the famous Brandenburg Gate, attended a conference in which discussions focused on strengthening economic ties between Belgium and Germany, and held a meeting with the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel.
To watch videos as well as to view photos from today’s visit to Berlin please click the links below.